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Hexham, battle of

Hexham, battle of, 1464. The duke of Somerset, campaigning on behalf of Henry VI, was defeated at Hedgeley Moor in April 1464, but rallied his forces at Hexham the following month. They were trapped by Montagu, Warwick's younger brother, and cut to pieces on 15 May, 3 miles south of the town near West Dipton wood. Somerset was executed after the battle.

J. A. Cannon

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